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When i take off any electrical connectors off any sensors i dont get any response from check engine light or from the the pcm and there isnt any trouble codes that come up.

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I have a 2000 crown vic and my coolant fan wont come on unless i cut the a/c on or unplugged the cylinder head sensor i changed thermostat and temp sensor it still same thing what could be the problem


You have a wiring problem from sensor to the PCM - engine computer .
DL22 CHECK CHT SIGNAL CIRCUIT FOR SHORT TO GROUND
    Note: Refer to the PCM connector pin numbers in the beginning of this pinpoint test.
  • Disconnect PCM.
  • Measure resistance between CHT signal and SIG RTN circuits and then between CHT signal and PWR GND circuits at the PCM harness connector.
  • the PCM is what controls the cooling fan !
  • This Pinpoint Test is intended to diagnose the following:
    • Cylinder head temperature (CHT) sensor (6G004)
    • Harness circuits: CHT, VREF, and SIG RTN
    • Powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650)

    Tables and Graphs

    On applications that do not use a ECT sensor, the CHT sensor is used to determine the engine coolant temperature in place of the ECT sensor. In this case the PCM may store both CHT and ECT Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). To cover the entire temperature range of both the CHT and ECT sensors, the PCM has a dual switching resistor circuit on the CHT input. A graph showing the temperature switching from the COLD END line to the HOT END line with increasing temperature and back with decreasing temperature is included. Note the temperature to voltage overlap zone. Within this zone it is possible to have either a COLD END or HOT END voltage at the same temperature. For example, at 90°C (194 °F) the voltage could read either 0.60 volt or 3.71 volts. Refer to the table for the temperature to voltage expected values.
    Voltage values were calculated for VREF = 5.0 volts. These values can vary 15 percent due to sensor and VREF variations.
  • DL1 DTC P1288 OR P1116: CHECK OPERATION OF CYLINDER HEAD TEMPERATURE SENSOR
    • Run engine at 2000 rpm until engine temperature becomes stabilized.
    • No Starts or Vehicle that Stalls:
      • GO to DL3 .
    • Check that upper radiator hose is hot and pressurized.
    • Rerun Key On Engine Running (KOER) Self-Test.
    Is DTC P1288 or P1116 present? Yes No GO to DL2 . Engine temperature was not stabilized. REPAIR any other DTCs as necessary. DL2 CHECK VREF CIRCUIT VOLTAGE AT TP SENSOR
    • Refer to schematic at the beginning of this pinpoint test.
    • Disconnect throttle position (TP) sensor.
    • Key on, engine off.
    • Measure the voltage between VREF and SIG RTN circuits at the TP sensor harness connector.
    Is voltage between 4.0 volts and 6.0 volts? Yes No There is sufficient VREF voltage. RECONNECT TP sensor. GO to DL3 . GO to C1 . DL3 CHECK RESISTANCE OF CYLINDER HEAD TEMPERATURE SENSOR WITH ENGINE OFF
    • Disconnect CHT sensor.
    • Measure resistance between CHT signal and SIG RTN pins at the CHT sensor. Refer to the table at the beginning of this pinpoint test for resistance specifications.
    Is resistance within specification? Yes No For No Starts or Stalls, RETURN to Section 3 , Symptom Charts.

    All others, GO to DL4 . REPLACE CHT sensor. You need a scan tool to do some of these tests
  • DL4 CHECK RESISTANCE OF CHT SENSOR WITH ENGINE RUNNING
      Note: Verify that engine is at operating temperature before taking CHT readings.
    • Run engine for two minutes at 2000 rpm.
    • Measure resistance between CHT signal and SIG RTN pins at the CHT sensor. Refer to the table at the beginning of this Pinpoint Test for resistance specifications.
    • Key off.
    Is resistance within specification? Yes No REPLACE PCM (refer to Section 2, Flash Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM) ). REPLACE CHT sensor. DL5 DTC P1289 OR P1290: ACCESS CHT PID AND CHECK VOLTAGE
    • Connect scan tool.
    • Key on, engine off.
    • Access CHT V PID.
    Is the CHT V PID less than 0.2 volt? Yes No GO to DL6 . GO to DL7 . DL11 CHECK CHT SENSOR SIGNAL AND SIG RTN CIRCUITS FOR OPEN IN HARNESS
      Note: Refer to the PCM connector pin numbers in the beginning of this pinpoint test.
    • Disconnect PCM.
    • Measure resistance of CHT circuit between PCM harness connector pin and CHT sensor harness connector.
    • Measure resistance of SIG RTN circuit between PCM harness connector pin and CHT sensor harness connector.
    Is each resistance less than 5.0 ohms? Yes No REPLACE PCM (refer to Section 2, Flash Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM) ). REPAIR open circuits. free wiring diagrams at www.bbbind.com

Jul 13, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Im having a problem with my 2005 ford freestyle. I can be riding down the road and it just shuts off.. no wierd noises no warning just shuts off. I dont have any trouble re starting it and now the check...


If you would like some guidance we need to know what the codes were ????? Battery light on charging system (alternator) Problem . The charging system on your vehicle is computer controlled . (smart charging system ) Do you know how to do automotive electrical testing ? Ford Smart Charge System Alternator Not Charging
Your vehicle also has electronic throttle control , the gas pedal is electric - has postion sensors , these sensors input to the PCM - engine computer , in response to these inputs the PCM controls a dc motor on the throttle plate . To check this there are also position sensors at the throttle body. These sensors do wear over time . Having it tested professionally would be your best bet an not guessing as to the problem .

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May 10, 2017 | 2005 Ford Freestyle SE

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O/D light is flashing check engine light came on and speedometer isnt working? what could be wrong?


I would check the V S S or v Vehicle Speed Sensor

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OPERATION

See Figure 1


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Fig. Fig. 1: VSS with connector and driven gear
The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is a magnetic pick-up sensor that sends a signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the speedometer. The sensor measures the rotation of the output shaft on the transaxle and sends an AC voltage signal to the PCM which determines the corresponding vehicle speed.


TESTING

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the VSS.
  3. Using a Digital Volt-Ohmmeter (DVOM), measure the resistance (ohmmeter function) between the sensor terminals. If the resistance is 190-250 ohms, the sensor is okay.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  4. Unplug the VSS electrical connector.
  5. Remove the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Remove the retaining bolt from the VSS.
  7. Lift the VSS out of the transaxle.
  8. Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear.

To install:
  1. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
  2. Install the driven gear and the retainer.
  3. Place the VSS into the transaxle.
  4. Tighten the retaining bolt to 36-53 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm).
  5. Install the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Attach the VSS electrical connector.
  7. Install the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10. ehichle speed sensor.

Nov 11, 2012 | 1999 Mercury Sable

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P0 308


when the engine is cool spray carb cleaner around the intake manifold

Oct 10, 2012 | 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cabs

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Map sensor


Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor

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OPERATION

See Figures 1, 2 and 3


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Fig. Fig. 1: MAP sensor location-2.4L engine


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Fig. Fig. 2: MAP sensor location-3.0L engine


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Fig. Fig. 3: MAP sensor location-3.3L and 3.8L engines
The PCM supplies 5 volts of direct current to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor. The MAP sensor then converts the intake manifold pressure into voltage. The PCM monitors the MAP sensor output voltage. As vacuum increases, the MAP sensor voltage decreases proportionately. Also, as vacuum decreases, the MAP sensor voltage increases proportionally.
With the ignition key ON , before the engine is started, the PCM determines atmospheric air pressure from the MAP sensor voltage. While the engine operates, the PCM figures out intake manifold pressure from the MAP sensor voltage. Based on the MAP sensor voltage and inputs from other sensors, the PCM adjusts spark advance and the air/fuel ratio. The MAP sensor is mounted to the intake manifold, near the throttle body inlet to the manifold. The sensor connects electrically to the PCM.


TESTING

See Figures 4, 5, 6 and 7


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Fig. Fig. 4: Disengage the MAP sensor connector-3.0L engine shown

WARNING When testing the MAP sensor, make sure the harness wires do not become damaged by the test meter probes.

  1. Visually check the connector, making sure it is attached properly and that all of the terminals are straight, tight and free of corrosion.



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Fig. Fig. 5: MAP sensor connector terminal identifications: (A) 5-volt supply, (B) sensor signal, (C) ground-3.0L engine shown


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Fig. Fig. 6: MAP sensor connector terminal identifications-2.4L, 3.3L and 3.8L engines


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Fig. Fig. 7: Using a digital volt-ohmmeter, test the MAP sensor voltage-3.0L engine shown

  1. Test the MAP sensor output voltage at the sensor connector between terminals B and C (2.4L, 3.3L and 3.8L engines), or A nd B (3.0L engine).
  2. With the ignition switch ON and the engine not running, the output voltage should be 4-5 volts. The voltage should fall to 1.5-2.1 volts with a hot, neutral idle speed condition. If OK, go to the next step. If not OK, go to Step 5.
  3. Test the PCM terminal 36 for the same voltage described in the previous step to make sure the wire harness is OK. Repair as necessary.
  4. Test the MAP sensor ground circuit at the sensor connector terminal A (2.4L, 3.3L and 3.8L engines) or C (3.0L engine) and PCM terminal 43. If OK, go to the next step. If not OK, repair as necessary.
  5. Test the MAP sensor supply voltage between the sensor connector terminals A and B (2.4L, 3.3L and 3.8L engines) r A and C (3.0L engine) with the ignition key in the ON position. The voltage should be about 4.5-5.5 volts.
  6. There should also be 4.5-5.5 volts at terminal 61 of the PCM. If OK, replace the MAP sensor.
  7. If not, repair or replace the wire harness as required.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
The MAP sensor is mounted on the intake manifold near the throttle body inlet to the manifold.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On the 3.0L engine only, disconnect the vacuum hose from the MAP sensor.
  3. Detach the electrical connector from the MAP sensor.
  4. Unfasten the mounting screws, then remove the MAP sensor from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Install the sensor onto the intake manifold and tighten the mounting screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  2. Attach the sensor electrical connector.
  3. On the 3.0L engine, connect the vacuum hose to the MAP sensor.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Jul 21, 2012 | 1997 Plymouth Voyager

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What does a o2 sensor look like


Heated Oxygen Sensor

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Removal & Installation

3.5L

WARNING When disconnecting the sensor electrical connector, do not pull directly on wire going into sensor.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor electrical connector.
  3. Use a socket such as a crowfoot wrench to remove oxygen sensor.

To Install:

NOTE When replacing an O2 Sensor, the PCM RAM memory must be cleared, either by disconnecting the PCM C-1 connector or momentarily disconnecting the Battery negative terminal. The NGC learns the characteristics of each O2 heater element and these old values should be cleared when installing a new O2 sensor. The customer may experience driveability issues if this is not performed.
  1. After removing the sensor, the threads must be cleaned with an 18 mm X 1.5 + 6E tap. If reusing the original sensor, coat the sensor threads with an anti-seize compound such as Loctite 771- 64 or equivalent. New sensors have compound on the threads and do not require an additional coating. Tighten the sensor to 28 Nm (20 ft. lbs.) torque.
  2. Connect the heated oxygen sensor electrical connector.
  3. Install the wiring clip to the heat shield.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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    Fig.


3.8L Downstream Sensor

WARNING When disconnecting the sensor electrical connector, do not pull directly on wire going into sensor.
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  4. Use a socket such as a crowfoot wrench to remove oxygen sensor.

3.8L Upstream & Downstream Sensors

NOTE When replacing an O2 Sensor, the PCM RAM memory must be cleared, either by disconnecting the PCM C-1 connector or momentarily disconnecting the Battery negative terminal. The NGC learns the characteristics of each O2 heater element and these old values should be cleared when installing a new O2 sensor. The customer may experience driveability issues if this is not performed.
  1. After removing the sensor, the threads must be cleaned with an 18 mm X 1.5 + 6E tap. If reusing the original sensor, coat the sensor threads with an anti-seize compound such as Loctite 771- 64 or equivalent. New sensors have compound on the threads and do not require an additional coating. Tighten the sensor to 28 Nm (20 ft. lbs.) torque.
  2. Connect the heated oxygen sensor electrical connector.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.8L Upstream Sensor

WARNING When disconnecting the sensor electrical connector, do not pull directly on wire going into sensor.
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the upper O2 sensor connector.
  3. Use a socket such as a crowfoot wrench to remove oxygen sensor.

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    Fig.


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    Fig.


To Install:


Testing


NOTE Allow the O2 Sensor to cool down before conducting the test. The O2 Sensor voltage should stabilize at 5.0 volts. Raising the hood may help in reducing under hood temps quicker.

  1. Turn the ignition on, engine not running. With the scan tool, actuate the O2 Heater Test.
  2. With the scan tool, monitor O2 Sensor voltage for at least 2 minutes. Does the O2 Sensor voltage stay above 4.5 volts- If so, sensor is normal.
  3. If voltage does not stay above 4.5v as indicated, check wiring and connectors. Check O2 sensor for contamination.
  4. If wiring from the O2 sensor is damaged, DO NOT repair it; replace the O2 sensor.
  5. Turn the ignition off. Allow the O2 sensor to cool down to room temperature.
  6. Disconnect the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  7. Measure the resistance across the O2 Sensor Heater element component side. Resistance for either O2 Sensor should be 2.1-2.7 ohms.
  8. If the O2 Sensor is not within range, turn the ignition off.
  9. Disconnect the O2 Sensor harness connector. Turn the ignition to ON; engine not running.
  10. With the proper scan tool, actuate the O2 Heater Test.
  11. Using a 12-volt test light connected to ground, probe the O2 Heater Control circuit in the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  12. If the test light illuminates brightly and flashes on and off, replace the O2 Sensor.
  13. Confirm the repair with the appropriate Verification Test.
  14. Turn the ignition off.
  15. Disconnect the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  16. Disconnect the PCM harness connector.
  17. Measure the resistance between ground and the O2 Heater Control circuit in the O2 Sensor harness connector.
  18. Is the resistance below 5.0 ohms- If yes, repair the short to ground in the O2 Sensor Heater Control circuit. If resistance is okay, go to step 20.
  19. Confirm the repair.
  20. If resistance was okay when measured in step 17, check the PCM harness connector terminals for corrosion, damage, or terminal push out. Repair as necessary.
  21. If the resistance is still not within specified range, replace and program the Powertrain Control Module in accordance with the service information.
  22. Confirm the repair.

Jul 13, 2012 | 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

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Where is the thorttleposition sensor on 2001jeep cherokee


The 3 wire Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is mounted on the throttle body and is connected to the throttle blade.
The TPS is a 3wire variable resistor that provides the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with an input signal (voltage) that represents the throttle blade position of the throttle body. The sensor is connected to the throttle blade shaft. As the position of the throttle blade changes, the resistance (output voltage) of the TPS changes.
The PCM supplies approximately 5 volts to the TPS. The TPS output voltage (input signal to the PCM) represents the throttle blade position. The PCM receives an input signal voltage from the TPS. This will vary in an approximate range of from .26 volts at minimum throttle opening (idle), to 4.49 volts at wide-open throttle. Along with inputs from other sensors, the PCM uses the TPS input to determine current engine operating conditions. In response to engine operating conditions, the PCM will adjust fuel injector pulse width and ignition timing.
The PCM needs to identify the actions and position of the throttle blade at all times. This information is needed to assist in performing the following calculations:

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Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999-2005
Throttle Position Sensor

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Operation

The 3 wire Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is mounted on the throttle body and is connected to the throttle blade.
The TPS is a 3wire variable resistor that provides the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with an input signal (voltage) that represents the throttle blade position of the throttle body. The sensor is connected to the throttle blade shaft. As the position of the throttle blade changes, the resistance (output voltage) of the TPS changes.
The PCM supplies approximately 5 volts to the TPS. The TPS output voltage (input signal to the PCM) represents the throttle blade position. The PCM receives an input signal voltage from the TPS. This will vary in an approximate range of from .26 volts at minimum throttle opening (idle), to 4.49 volts at wide-open throttle. Along with inputs from other sensors, the PCM uses the TPS input to determine current engine operating conditions. In response to engine operating conditions, the PCM will adjust fuel injector pulse width and ignition timing.
The PCM needs to identify the actions and position of the throttle blade at all times. This information is needed to assist in performing the following calculations:


Ignition timing advance Fuel injection pulse-width Idle (learned value or minimum TPS) Off-idle (0.06 volt) Wide Open Throttle (WOT) open loop (2.608 volts above learned idle voltage) Deceleration fuel lean out Fuel cutoff during cranking at WOT (2.608 volts above learned idle voltage) A/C WOT cutoff (certain automatic transmissions only)


Removal & Installation

3.7L & 4.0L

  1. Disconnect TPS electrical connector.
  2. Remove TPS mounting screws.
  3. Remove TPS.

To Install:
The TPS is mounted to the throttle body. The throttle shaft end of throttle body slides into a socket in the TPS. The TPS must be installed so that it can be rotated a few degrees. (If sensor will not rotate, install sensor with throttle shaft on other side of socket tangs). The TPS will be under slight tension when rotated.
  1. Install TPS and retaining screws.
  2. Tighten screws to 7 Nm (60 inch lbs.) torque.
  3. Connect TPS electrical connector to TPS.
  4. Manually operate throttle (by hand) to check for any TPS binding before starting engine.

4.7L
  1. Remove air duct and air resonator box at throttle body.
  2. Disconnect TPS electrical connector.
  3. Remove two TPS mounting bolts (screws).
  4. Remove TPS from throttle body.

To Install:
The throttle shaft end of throttle body slides into a socket in TPS. The TPS must be installed so that it can be rotated a few degrees. If sensor will not rotate, install sensor with throttle shaft on other side of socket tangs. The TPS will be under slight tension when rotated.
  1. Install TPS and two retaining bolts.
  2. Tighten bolts to 7 Nm (60 inch lbs.) torque.
  3. Manually operate throttle control lever by hand to check for any binding of TPS.
  4. Connect TPS electrical connector to TPS.
  5. Install air duct/air box to throttle body.

Hope this helps

Dec 31, 2011 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Check Engine light code P0432


P0432 - Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2
The ECM or PCM monitors the front an rear O2 sensors. The ECM or PCM detects Warm up Catalytic Converter when the sensors are out of specifications.

DTC is set when the ECM or PCM detects rear HO2S value difference becomes closer to value of front HO2S. The ECM or PCM monitors when vehicle speed is 25-60 MPH, load is 22-45 percent and engine speed is 1000-3000 RPM.

Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

Possible causes
- Warm Up Three Way Catalytic converter deterioration or malfunction. - Exhaust system leaks. - Loose front or rear HO2Ss. - Front HO2S malfunction. - O2 sensors harness or connectors

Possible solution
- Replaced Catalytic Converter - Replaced rear O2 sensor - Repair wire harness or connectors

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Jan 16, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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97 Dodge Ram Pick up cranks ok engine won't run


try checking all the ground circuits comming out of the PCM. and its also not common for a ground driver in the PCM to fail on dodges. also i have seen crankshaft sensors short out and take out pcm communication. so i would start by unplugging any sensor that runs off the 5v supply until the pcm wil talk to the scanner. if you unplug a sensor and communication returns to scanner then replace the sensor. and dont forget to check for good power and ground at the data link conector and PCM

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